Proper Way to Paint Jog Wheels
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    Default Proper Way to Paint Jog Wheels

    Hello everyone, I have had a ton of questions answered graciously on this board and I first want to thank everyone again.

    Now on to my question. I will be getting in my Black Japan VCI-100 soon, and I think I am going to want to take off the paint that says USB Midi Controller and then paint or put a sticker on. (which will be in white)

    Now, one thing I am getting confused about is how these jog wheels work; Do the plates need to conduct to touch? So a sticker would stop that from happening I would imagine if this is true? If I do have to use paint, what brand and type?

    I was thinking of making a stencil and then maybe place it on top and use spray paint? Really not sure so any and all suggestions are welcome.

    Thanks again
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    You need to paint your jog wheels in electrical conductive paint, and yes a sticker would stop that from happening.

    Your best bet for really good looking stencils is to get vinyl cut at a printing shop, stick it on your device and use that as a stencil.

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    I have my jog wheels covered with a vinyl sticker. it's not conductive and the jog wheels work just fine. I'm not sure how the jog wheels work, but it's not direct electro-conductivity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheph View Post
    I have my jog wheels covered with a vinyl sticker. it's not conductive and the jog wheels work just fine. I'm not sure how the jog wheels work, but it's not direct electro-conductivity.

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    They actually work on static electricity which can be picked up though a every thin layer, you need to crank your sensitivity settings right up though, so i wouldnt call it ideal, but it is doable - just be very wary of the thickness of the material/paint you put on there.

    Id still recommend conductive paint for failproof results though.
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    sanded them then did 3 coats of tremclad. did the the underside edges and all the openings on the faceplate as well so no silver would show thru the new overlay.

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    Can you guys tell me...is there a way to take off the white paint on the jog wheel that says USB Midi Controller with out sanding? For instance, paint thinner/remover? If I have to sand, do I use fine sand paper and do it by hand, use a sander? I really don't want to make a hack job out of this, I want to keep it looking smooth and professional Also, if you can tell me what brand paint to use and where I can find it. Am I using Spray paint? Any help in this dept would be great.'

    Thanks again
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    Default Paint or not to paint my jog wheels?

    I've been thinking about painting my jog wheels on my vci 100 se recently. I have all black knobs and faders and I think it will look pretty cool. I've searched these forums and people said that I can just take the plates off and give them a couple of coats and that will be fine? Also I would like an honest anwser from people who actually painted them. Does it look tackie at all? Shoould I just keep them silver?

    I bought some flat black tremclad paint I figured that would be good enough.

    So should I do it? If so, some good advice from people who already accomplished this would be helpful.
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    A couple coats wouldnt hurt the sensitivity of the jog wheels. Just dont over do it and you should be good.

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    You could get some of those jog stickers.

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    Default UV paint for the jog wheels?!

    What do you think of that???

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